The Wirral International Film Festival was conceived in 2007 by Filmmakers Alan Veste and Phil Bimpson. They wanted at first to give a platform for local filmmakers to show their films to the
public. They also decided to include Wirral’s sister towns and provinces which were, Latina in Italy, Lorient and Gennevilliers in France and Midland Texas in U.S.A. So anyone with a Wirral connection were allowed to submit.

Alan & Phil flew to France and Italy to make connections with their filmmakers. While they were in Italy they met with the Director of The Latina Film Commission Rino Piccolo who showed great interest in what they were doing and has proceeded to give his support and collaboration to this date.

Through research they discovered that the Director Alan Clarke ( Scum, The Firm, Made in England, Rita, Sue and Bob Too) was born in Wirral but has since passed away. They decided that they would honour him with an award dedicated in his memory
for any filmmaker with outstanding skills. His family attend each year on the award night to present. Awards are also presented in all the other categories to filmmakers.

Since it’s conception the Wirral International Film Festival has grown from strength to strength with more submissions every year. Interest has been that keen that the organizers have decided to open up the Festival worldwide to all film makers.

Awards & Prizes

Awards are given to all categories and individual involvement in all aspects of film-making

Rules & Terms

Submissions

You are also allowed to submit as many films as you want.
How to Submit your film
Please send all films on DVD PAL or email or vimeo and youtube link with an accompanying letter which includes your
contact details, a short synopsis, list of credits and running time.
Once you have sent your film, please send an email to wirralff@yahoo.co.uk to notify us
Of your dispatch date. We will then send you a confirmation email on receipt of your
Films.
Please send all films to the following address:
W.I.F.F
36, Oakdale Avenue,
Wallasey,
Wirral,
Merseyside.
CH44 7EU
United Kingdom.
We do not accept any responsibility for any postal damage, so take care and make sure
your DVD’s are in a case.

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    尹宣 王

    Surprise received international parcels
    beautiful trophy !
    Thank you for all the good festivals.

    January 2017
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    Response from festival:

    You are very welcome. We are pleased you liked it. Could you please take a photograph of you and the award and post it on our Facebook page Liverpool International Film Festival.Thank you

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    Caro Alexis

    I couldn't attend to this festival but it really looked great. There was a very friendly and responsive staff!

    December 2016
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    shane hall

    Great we won best Feature.

    December 2016
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    velton lishke

    i simply can not rate this festival high enough, this is an absolute must for any film maker of any level, theguys who put this festival together are genuine film makers who really do care about helping people, if you are looking for a independant film festival that will treat you like your at the baftas then look no further, and best of all its completely free, well done to the organisers definately 5 star

    November 2016